The series boasted quite the comedy pedigree (it co-starred Scott Foley and T. Miller and hailed from HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas), but it failed to connect with audiences, premiering to 1.61 million viewers and ending seven episodes later."In my age range and opportunity set, the central characters are a bit more…" — Newton paused, searching for the right word — "grounded." But playing middle-of-the-road has never been a particularly alluring prospect for Newton."When I watch television or read scripts, the ones that mess up and try to cover it up badly, I find them endearing, because I think we all go through that," she said.
So one day, when we were both living in New York, I was supposed to see Brooke Bloom, a mutual friend. I like that he twitches before he falls asleep and that he has full-on conversations, while he’s sleeping that I try to engage with..it doesn’t seem to work out. RS: Yeah, but then you’ll wake up and be like, Michael, what about you? Our ambition feeds off of each other really well, in terms of life and goals, but also just in terms of health, fitness, family, each other’s adult relationships. I feel like I better know who I am because of Ryan. And I remember him being so gracious with how we handled the conversation.
"I've always really loved supporting characters because they can get away with a lot," she said, hands waving wildly as she continued.
"They can come in, fall over, do some funny stuff, get a big laugh, and leave. Those are the roles I gravitate towards, so in looking at TV projects, I've tried to find the leading ladies that are a little off."For years, Newton's search turned up empty, until she came across the pilot script for Weird Loners, which offered her everything she loved about Amanda on Ugly Betty, but, as a bonus, it would also put her front and center. Weithorn (The King of Queens), Newton plays Caryn Goldfarb, a desperately single dental hygienist who, through a set of surreal circumstances, finds herself living alongside three equally weird singles: Stosh Lewandoski (Zachary Knighton), Eric Lewandoski (Nate Torrence), and Zara Sandhu (Meera Rohit Kumbhani).
Ryan Spahn: And we ended up meeting one another on a street corner. He was in the position where he had a great job and he wanted to go and he wanted me to go with him. RS: Yeah, you took control of my ego issues about being taken on a trip like that, especially because we’d only been dating at that point for maybe a year. Maybe because I’m gay and it hadn’t been an option for so long, and maybe because my parents didn’t stay together that marriage in general wasn’t this thing I needed in my life.
Brooke wasn’t there, her shoe broke on the street and she was at a cobbler. MU: Ryan was staying at his friend Billy’s in So Ho. When did marriage become something you started talking about? I’ve had reservations about it now because I think it’s such a political statement to get married at this point.